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Michael Phillips & William Blake

Michael Phillips & William Blake

By on Sep 14, 2009 in Simple Shorts | 1 comment

Simple Thought Productions was asked to create a video that would help demonstrate the printing process that was used by William Blake. This process has been reproduced by Michael Phillips. This short 8 minute video is on display at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College in WInter Park Florida along with many of the plates from September 12, 2009 through January 3, 2010.

About the Exhibition:

One of the world’s foremost authorities on the poet and engraver William Blake (1757-1827), Michael Phillips has reproduced exactly Blake’s unique technique of printing on copper plates, down to the types of dyes and paper Blake used. This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into Blake’s engraving process, which he termed “the Infernal Method,” featuring Phillips’ exquisite facsimiles of Blake’s beautifully illustrated “Songs of Innocence” and “Songs of Experience.”

    1 Comment

  1. Thanks for showing us how he did it. Every minute particular contributes to the image of his life and work.

    Ellie Clayton

    March 10, 2011

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